- Anthropology, Culture, Environment, Supernatural, and Nature
The Pine Barrens paints a portrait of nature and identity within New Jersey, the most densely populated state in America. A scorched wilderness stands in defiance of the encroaching megalopolis that surrounds it. Once deemed inhospitable, north and south, rural and suburban, harmony and disruption, truth and folklore, all merge and contradict around individuals who call it home.
The film, a lyrical and impressionistic documentary, paints a portrait of nature and American identity to capture the Pinelands’ surreal wonder and our symbiotic yet often destructive relationship with the natural world.
The Pine Barrens is scored live by The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra, a fusion of folk and electronic sounds, creating a layered experience that transports the viewer through this surreal landscape.
- Running time
- 106 and 120 minutes
- Prod. Co.
- United States
- Years of Production
- New Jersey
- Rooftop Films Summer Series, New Jersey Film Festival, Awareness Fest, Sjon Anthropological, Princeton Environmental, Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, Veritas, Jim Thorpe International
- Best Documentary New Jersey Film Festival, Best Documentary Jim Thorpe International Film Festival, Best Emerging Filmmaker Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Excellence Award Veritas Film Festival
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